This type of lottery scam will ask potential victims their personal information and subsequently, ask them to send money in order to receive their prizes. But, please do not respond to the email message or follow the instructions in it. Google is not taking part in or endorsing any lottery games, so if you receive an email claiming that you have won some lottery prize endorsed by Google, it is a scam.
The "Google Email International Lottery 2017" Email
From: MEGA MILLIONS/©GOOGLE PROMOTION LOTTERY
Date: 15 augustus 2017 19:54
Subject: Congratulation on your winning!
MEGA MILLIONS/©GOOGLE EMAIL INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY 2017
EUROPE ZONE C. ADMINISTRATION OFFICE.
AVENIDA STA. ENGRACIA 87, 28010
NOTIFICATION OF WINNING.
Dear E-mail User/Winner,
Congratulations! We are glad to inform you about the release of lottery Mega Millions in collaboration with google Int Lottery Draw, held on 11/08/2017. Your e-mail has become a winner in our draw and with the following data: E-TICKET NUMBER 766-513-56-189, REFERENCE CODE: 248954/017MG Sorteo 23. Your WINNING NUMBERS:23,33,53,56,58 - 6.
You won in the second category and the winning amount is Ђ849, 978.75.00 (Eight Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred Seventy Eight Euros, Seventy Five cents)
Your winning prize will be ready for payment after verification and validation. In order to avoid fraud e-mail addresses, we ask you to keep your winning information confidential, to refrain from publicity, while your winning data have not been processed and the money transferred to your account, as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming.
Your e-mail address was selected automatically by a computer automatic selection system. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system of 100,000 e-mail addresses from a search of a computer system worldwide. In order to apply for the prize, please contact our authorized paying agent for the application for payment of your winning prize:
Pagos International S.A
Avenida Roja Bogota 14,
25418, Madrid, Spain.
Tel: +34 631 191 375
Jose Luis Romero
Marie Perez Sanchez
Remember that all prizes must be claimed not later than one month from the date of receipt of notification of winning.
Eva Christensen Paton
Director of lottery promotion board.
©2017Mega Million-Google Incorporation®
Director of International Promotions
There is no prize, so please do not send your hard earned money to these cyber criminals. If you send your personal information, these cyber criminals will use it to further scam you.
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